Organic Runner beans
To squeak or not to squeak? However you like your runner beans, they add sweet greenery to any plate.
Runner beans are an iconic British summer veg, and a gardener’s classic. With lush foliage and scarlet flowers, they are an impressive and rewarding crop that thrives in the protection of a garden. A really fresh runner bean, picked at its best, takes a lot of beating. Sweet, snappy and succulent.
Country of originGrown in
- The UK
How much bite should there be to a bean? We reckon they should be cooked to a barely discernible squeak
How to prepare
De-string with peeler if your beans are large, then slice into bite-sized chunks. Steam or boil until they’re how you like them, then toss with butter or oil, a simple vinaigrette or pesto. For more luxury, stir through a spoonful of clotted cream and top with crunchy toasted almonds.
They’re just as good – richer but less bright green – cooked in a rich tomato sauce for about an hour, until melting and tender. A lovely pasta sauce, with a few anchovies, olives of capers thrown in for good measure.
Keeps for up to a week in the bottom of the fridge.